/July 1999 Articles

UPDATE REFORM

A SUCCESSOR FOR SIMEON? EVANGELICALS HAVE LONG admired the great 18th century preacher Charles Simeon. This is not only because of his dogged perseverance in preaching biblical truth but also because of the strategic action he took to promote evangelicalism [...]

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NATURAL JUSTICE

Anthony Kilmister sees the Churchwardens Measure sunk WHEN THE GENERAL SYNOD meets at York early in July one burning topic to be discussed will be the fate of the Churchwardens Measure which was unanimously rejected by the Ecclesiastical Committee of [...]

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CHRIST OUR FUTURE

BISHOP JOHN RICHARDS, formerly Bishop of Ebbsfleet, continues our series of twelve meditations in preparation for the Millennium Celebration 'Christ Our Future' at the London Arena, Docklands on June10, 2000. Bishop John asks us this month to reflect on the [...]

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IDEALS AND RELIGION

Peter Green muses on why he fundamentally disagrees with some thoroughly agreeable people AT LAST, after all these years, it has become plain to me. I have had a minor epiphany. Before I disclose it, I must explain something rather [...]

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TIMELY DEVOLUTION

Geoffrey Kirk talks to Credo Cymru about the Free Province PEOPLE, IT SEEMS, crave a clear, neat, clean-cut ecclesiology. I can today exclusively reveal to you that in Cardinal Ratzinger's office there is a filing cabinet marked 'Top Secret'; and [...]

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LETTER FROM CANADA

THE CANADIAN CHURCH IN CRISIS MY TOTAL MILEAGE in February was about 17,000 miles, in ten planes, two cars and two ferries, which took me on a lecture-tour to Canada. It was highly organised by Mr. Graham Eglinton, the National [...]

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LETTER FROM AMERICA

ECCENTRIC CENTRISM AS YOU will know, at its tenth anniversary meeting in early June, the Episcopal Synod of America become Forward in Faith/North America, adopting an Agreed Statement on Communion modelled on yours. The resolution to do so passed unanimously. [...]

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30 DAYS

PEACE ON EARTH One of our correspondents from a far flung diocese has written in to apprise us of one of the unlooked benefits of women's’ ordination. The chief diocesan property wallah recently let slip the fact that since 1993 [...]

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